Alternative to Origami Workstation

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by apenney, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. apenney macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    I ordered a couple of the apple wireless keyboards to go with my iPad 3 with the assumption that I could pick up a couple of origami workstation cases. However, these seem to have vanished and my order is in limbo.

    So now I'm in a bad situation where I'm stuck with a few keyboards and no case. What I want is something that wraps around the keyboards but props up the ipad for typing... the origami workstation, basically. Does anyone know of anyone else who makes a similar case for the keyboard that converts to a prop to rest the ipad again.
  2. joshi3joshi macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2007
    would also like to know. the origami workstation looks wonderful, but it seems to have been discontinued or something, bestbuy doesn't sell it anymore. the apple online store does, but wondering if there are alternatives too.

    by the way,

    why did you need to order a couple keyboards? for 1 ipad?
  3. apenney thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Dude, you haven't lived until you use one keyboard for each hand (no, I got matching ipads for me and the wife, can't make her all jealous of my fancy new technology!)

    Still no replace from incase asking why they took my order then discontinued the case and what's going on. :/
  4. chilady1 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2011
    That's is to weird but there may be something to your comment about them phasing these keyboard cases out. I just got one last week - had to go to the Apple store to get it, because they were sold out online.

    When I got to the Apple store, there was only 1 left - that was it. I didn't inquire about whether they were getting anymore in because quite honestly, I got mine. But the more I think about it, maybe they are coming out with an upgraded version of the original OR as put earlier - doing away with the case altogether which would be strange since so many people have purchased the cover and seem to really like it.

    The only thing I have ever heard as a negative is the fact that the velcro sometimes comes undone, but most people just glue it back on and keep rolling. For me, I really like this keyboard case and it has really made the experience of using the iPad2 better because now I have a full keyboard instead of the virtual keyboard. I do hope they come out with an upgraded version of this case, would be nice.

    P.S. Thanks for answering the question about two keyboards, cause I was wondering the same thing: What the heck does he need two keyboards for? LOL!
  5. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I ordered one from BH yesterday and it is on its way here. Maybe they still have some in stock?
  6. apenney thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    They shipped mine out of nowehere, then closed my support ticket with some fluff about UPS. I find it weird they are discontinuing them, it's not like it could fail to support the ipad3, so why? They don't have any other keyboard cases that would replace it in the line up, odd.
  7. albert1028 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    FYI, for those who want them. I saw some at my local target (Diamond Bar, CA) on clearance for $15 and some change.

    Might be good to check out your local target.
  8. Richdmoore, Mar 22, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012

    Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    I have one of these cases, and it is great. I'm surprised that they are discontinuing this great product. Thanks for the tip about target, I will try there to pick up a spare. (Although where I live they only have one Target, and it's clearance section is hit very hard.)

    Edit: Checked out Target, but they didn't have any. I bunch of cases and sleeves for both tablets and laptops/netbooks were on clearance however, for those who are looking for stuff like that.
  9. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    Darn it, this is TWO things i forgot on my trip to target 20 minutes ago. My mind just full of other stuff right now!
  10. bluv4eva717 macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2012
    Wirelessly posted

    Check out Target, they had those cases on clearance.
  11. gameboy213 macrumors 6502


    Jan 1, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just ordered one for in store pickup at Apple. They are still out there. I think they must be doing some kind of update to it or something. Odd they would be getting discontinued when they seem to be quite popular.
  12. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    Well, I got mine today - LOVE IT. Told my UPS guy he brings me the best stuff :D

    Remembered to look when I was at Target for another one - and they had 2 so i bought them. My DD and I share a keyboard so i'm not sure if I will keep a 2nd one for us, and I remembered my Dad doesn't have a keyboard...

    I'll think about it for a few days! LOL!!

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